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Hapao Rice Terraces

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Address: Hapao, Ifugao, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Although smaller than Batad these terraces are also worth a visit . The trek is gentler preparation for the climbs to and from Batad. The hot spring is wonderful, truely hot but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although smaller than Batad these terraces are also worth a visit . The trek is gentler preparation for the climbs to and from Batad. The hot spring is wonderful, truely hot but also refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally, to get a great glimpse of Hapao Rice Terraces, it is best seen on one of the higher points of the Tinoc-Hungduan-Banaue Road. But you can walk around the rice terraces and imagine what it took the Ifugaos to carve the mountains and create this wonder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hapao is situated away from the better-known terraces, but has a charm and beauty which make it the equal of the others. In addition to winding sinuously along a beautiful valley, the trip, which takes a whole morning altogether, finishes at Bogyah hot spring, which is a delight. One can then dip in the river to cool off. Perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Hapao terraces mainly to visit the hot springs. The trek took an hour and was easier than Banaue and Batad. The springs are very small so can easily be overcrowded during peak season (will only take 15 people to fill the springs). The ride there is one hour and cost us 700 return. We also got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Prefer to Banuae terraces. Once you get over the very narrow ledges that you must walk along you will have great views and the delight at the end of your walk of the hot spring. If you get dizzy or have a little vertigo this is not recommended. But boy o boy, what a treat and how refeshing after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Not so turistical place, which has more of the native ambience than superturistical Batad (also nice). It has great sulfur hotspring just next to a fresh and clean mountain river, its like a sauna... :D Also great native accomodation in the Ifugao houses beside the river literally in the rice fields. Victor Dumawol is a great host and can prepare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stunning vistas and testaments to hard work and determination, viewing these oldest of the terraces was truly fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is not about the walk and the sunny day but about the diligence put forth by the ancients in order to create this such a magnificient view for us to enjoy in the present day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I hired a tricycle from Banaue square for 700 pesos and did this in 4 hours including many stops and a short trek on the terraces. The terraces are different to Batad, not being in an amphitheatre, but are nearly as breathtaking. There are various viewpoints of terraces along the way but the pick is the 'spider web' about 90... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I thought that the best terraces were in Batad but I was proven wrong by Hapao. This one is wider, larger and better-looking. It also offers an easier trek than Batad. At the end of the trek, one is rewarded by the soothing water of the Hapao Hot Springs. Take the longer route on the way back that takes you... More 

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